As of 2014, the United Nations designates the geographical region of North Africa as consisting of seven countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara. These countries make up the territory... More »

According to the United Nations, West Africa is composed of 16 independent countries and one overseas territory owned by another country. Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso make up the large desert nations of West Africa. Coas... More »

The Republic of South Africa is itself a country, with two other countries located within its borders. They are Lesotho and Swaziland. More »

The Sahara Desert covers large parts of the African countries of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. The desert has an area of over 3.6 million square miles, ... More »

According to the United Nations, the northern region of Africa includes eight countries; the largest of these by land area are Algeria, Sudan and Libya. The other countries included by the United Nations as part of north... More »

While Muslim communities in any country, including Russia, China and the United States, are likely to observe the fasting and abstinence month of Ramadan, the following countries with an Islamic majority tend to do so mo... More »

Algeria is located in North Africa and borders Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Libya and Tunisia. It is the second-largest country in Africa also borders the Mediterranean Sea. More » Geography Africa